The linebackers took center stage after Friday's afternoon practice in front of the media. Likely new starter Etienne Sabino was not made available, but he was the subject of many questions and answers from position coach Luke Fickell and seniors Ross Homan and Brian Rolle. Sabino is also the subject of stories by the Columbus Dispatch and Lorain Morning Journal.
The Morning Journal also has an OSU football notebook from Friday's activities.
Former Ohio State men's basketball star Evan Turner added another accolade on Friday when he won the John R. Wooden Award, given to the nation's top basketball player. The Dispatch and The Associated Press (via thte Canton Repository) have the story.
Finally, OSU men's basketball assistant Alan Major has apparently accepted the head coaching position at the University of Charlotte. The AP (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) has the details.
Friday, April 9
Running backs were the focus on Thursday when the media were permitted to watch practice and speak to position coach Doc Tressel and tailbacks Boom Herron and Brandon Saine. The Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade and Lorain Morning Journal each have stories on the depth at RB. The Dispatch also has video on Herron and Saine and a clip of offensive coordinator Jim Bollman talking about OSU's depth chart.
Staying with video, the Dispatch has a clip of Ohio State men's basketball head coach Thad Matta talking about his admiration for Evan Turner.
Baseball standout athlete Brian DeLucia is the subject of a Dispatch story.
Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some OSU-related notes in his weekly Rumblings column.
Thursday, April 8
If Ohio State's men's basketball team is to contend for a national championship next season, it will have to do so without standout Evan Turner. The Chicago native declared for the NBA draft Wednesday afternoon, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have the details. The Dispatch also has video of Turner's press conference and a Bob Baptist story on what the move means for OSU.
Maurice Clarett received the news he was hoping for on Wednesday when a judge granted his request for early release. The Dispatch has the story.
Finally, the Toledo Blade has an OSU spring football notebook.
Wednesday, April 7
Former Ohio State football standout Maurice Clarett will soon be free. Clarett will appear in court today and could be free within six months. The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has the details.
The Dispatch catches up with sophomore-to-be Zach Boren, who impressed as a fullback last season.
Senior-to-be Cameron Heyward is the subject of an AP story (via the Canton Repository).
Finally, Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has 10 thoughts on the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Tuesday, April 6
The Toledo Blade recently interviewed former Ohio State men's basketball standout Ron Stokes and posted his responses in a Q&A article.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has the latest on the passing of former Ohio State football recruiting target Matt James.
Monday, April 5
He wasn't able to get the Ohio State men's basketball team there, but Evan Turner did take home some serious hardware from Indianapolis - site of the Final Four. Turner was named the 2010 winner of the Naismith Award on Sunday, given to the nation's best college basketball player. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details.
Ohio State's "loaded" offensive line is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.
The Dispatch has video of Jim Tressel talking about his group of running backs during his Thursday press conference.
Tonight, Butler will face Duke in the title game of the NCAA Tournament, and the Plain Dealer has a story on how Butler's battles with Ohio State helped build the Bulldogs' championship foundation.
Finally, the Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on Big Ten champion gymnast Brandon Wynn.